Food Vs. Fuel: Mexicans Protest High Price of Tortillas
Mexico's president has promised to tackle the soaring price of tortillas, a corn-based foodstuff that is a dietary staple for millions of the country's poor.
Angry housewives shouted at President Felipe Calderon at public appearances this week, pleading for him to bring down tortilla prices that have shot up as much as 400 per cent in recent months.
"We will take all the measures within reach of the federal government to avoid escalating prices," Calderon said. But he added the government did not fix tortilla prices.
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February 28,2006 address to National Governor's Ethanol Coalition.
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